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35,000 immigrants landed in Canada in January 2022

35,000 immigrants landed in Canada in January 2022

Abstract: According to the IRCC data, 35,000 immigrants in Canada landed in January 2022.


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Canada is planning to add more than 400,000 foreign national migrants in 2022. It will be the 2nd consecutive year if it reaches its goal of including immigrants. In 2021, it broke its records by welcoming 405,000 immigrants. It has been the highest since 1931.

Immigration Level Plan2022-2024

The IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizens Canada surpassed the immigrants target in 2021. It included 405,000 immigrants in its population last year. In 2022, the target has been increased to 431,645 new PRs or permanent residents. Canada aims to add in more than 447,055 immigrants. In 2024 more 451,000 international immigrants in Canada will be added.

Immigration Class 2022 2023 2024
Economic 2,41,850 2,53,000 2,67,750
Family 1,05,000 1,09,500 1,13,000
Refugee 76,545 74,055 62,500
Humanitarian 8,250 10,500 7,750
Total 4,31,645 4,47,055 4,51,000

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Canada New Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024

Major Immigration Programs of Canada

Some of the major immigration programs of Canada are listed below:


The CEC or Canadian Experience Class has been the crucial program for the inclusion of new landings of the economic class. The program helped in adding approximately 7,700 immigrants. The IRCC relied on the program of CEC in 2021 to meet the immigration levels target. The CEC helped in adding almost 1/3rd immigrants.


The TR2PR or Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Program aims for essential workers and international graduates. From May to November 2021, the program became the 2nd most significant immigrants’ economic class inclusion program by including more than 7,000 international migrants in January.


The Provincial Nominee Program was the 3rd in the economic class immigration program. It aided in the landing of 4,200 immigrants.


The FSWP or Federal Skilled Worker Program helped with approximately 2,600 landings.

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Details of the Immigrant Categories in January 2022

The details of the immigrant categories and the figures are given in the table below.

Immigrant Category Number of immigrants invited
Worker Program 11,460
Business 305
Economic 20,320
Sponsored Family 7,035
Resettled Refugees & Protected Person 4,310
Other Immigrants 895
Total 35,260

The IRCC has been processing the applications of FSWP more for the past few months. It has processed more than 9,000 immigrants for the FSWP program from December to February. The figure is higher for the FSWP program by 600.

Due to the holiday season and winter, January 2022 saw fewer immigrant landings. Canada has started going back to the normalcy of pre-COVID times. The country is optimistic that it will reach its 2022 immigration targets.

Canada has lifted its travel restrictions, and the IRCC is investing in technology to make its system more efficient and process the applications faster.

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